Molecular Pathology & Genomics

What is encephalitis?

A nuts-and-bolts guide to the inflammatory brain condition, by Dr Ava Easton, the Chief Executive Officer of the Encephalitis Society.

June news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

Discussing the heart of the matter

Dr David C Gaze looks at the history and issues surrounding adopting high-sensitivity cardiac troponin testing.

Breath testing for gut disorders

Small children may one day avoid invasive oesophageal tube-testing for gut damage and coeliac disease thanks to a new method. It involves blowing into a glass tube to provide effective diagnoses.

The rise of the robots

Artificial intelligence is here. But what impact will it have on laboratories? Will it empower pathologists, or lead to a decline in the profession? We look at the issues.
 

How to… embrace leadership

Clinical Scientist and Molecular Pathology Lead Siobhan Taylor discusses applying for a leadership programme and the benefits it has brought.

Approaches to lipid therapy

Consultant Chemical Pathologist Professor Tim Reynolds outlines drug developments over recent decades in lipid therapy.

molecular scissors

Jennifer Doudna is behind a pioneering gene editing technique, potential applications of which range from curing genetic diseases, to improving crops. She discusses the practical and ethical issues. 

“Poverty leaves mark on genes”

A new study challenges prevailing understandings of genes as immutable features of biology that are fixed at conception.

Second person to be clear of HIV

A UK patient’s HIV has become “undetectable” following a stem cell transplant – in the second case of its kind.

“POCT benefits patients and cuts costs”

On-site pathology testing is allowing remote Australians to receive effective emergency medical treatment, while saving millions, according to researchers.

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